Being a newby vegan, I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try and sweet treats to make, I have TONS of Pinterest boards filled with recipes to recreate and this year will be my first vegan Christmas! If you’re like me and like to indulge a little at this festive time or are always having friends over and hosting events in the lead up to the big day then it’s always handy to have a bunch of pre-made goodies on hand! These vegan cherry cheesecake bars are so great to have on hand for festive entertaining as you can just keep them in the freezer and get them out half an hour before you need them! They’re gluten free too!
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup pitted medjool dates // ¾ cup raw almonds // 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder // 1 tablespoon melted virgin coconut oil // ¼ teaspoon sea salt // 1 ½ cups raw cashews // 1/3 cup pure maple syrup // 1 teaspoon vanilla extract // ½ cup full fat coconut milk // 1 ½ cups frozen dark sweet cherries, divided // 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice // 2 tablespoons melted vegan dark chocolate // loaf pan //
Pop your cashews in a large bowl, and add 3 cups of boiling water and let the cashews soak in the hot water for around an hour. Alternatively you could soak your cashews overnight in water so they are already ready to go the next day.Details